June 2021

Books, Chapters, & Supplements

Denney L. Wright, Tax Incentives for Production and Conservation of Energy and Natural Resources, Tax Management Portfolios 512-2 (2021 update).


Richard M. Alderman, Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Consumers—The United States’ Response, 10 J. Eur. Consumer & Mkt. L. 125 (2021).
Victor Flatt & Michael Pappas, Climate Changes Property: Disaster, Decommodification, and Retreat, 82 Ohio St. L.J. 321 (2021). 
Alissa Gomez, Demand Side Justice, 28 Geo. J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 411 (2021). 

Short Form & Online

James D. Nelson & Elizabeth Sepper, Fulton v. Philadelphia: A Masterpiece of an Opinion?, ACS Expert F. (June 18, 2021).  

Zachary D. Kaufman, Addressing the Islamic State’s Genocide Against the Yezidi at the Belgian Parliament, Opinio Juris (June 24, 2021).

Leah Lebeau, Fun Facts about Tina Tchen, AALL 2021 Virtual Conference Keynote Speaker, PEGA-SIS Blog (June 17, 2021).    


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Leah Fowler, Lauren Schoen & Stephanie R. Morain, Let’s Tok About Sex, J. Adolescent Health (forthcoming). 

Leah Fowler, Lauren Schoen, Hadley Stevens Smith, & Stephanie R. Morain, Sex Education on TikTok: A Content Analysis of Themes, Health Promotion Prac. (forthcoming).

Tracy Hester, Saved by Silence: Climate Change, Treaty Lacunae, and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, Vt. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021). 

Michael A. Olivas, Book Review, Sw. Hist. Q. (forthcoming) (reviewing Alison Peck, The Accidental History of the U.S. Immigration Courts: War Fear and the Roots of Dysfunction (2021)).  

Albertus Accolades

Ashley Arrington presented “Pro Bono Opportunities for Texas Lawyers” during the Essential Legal Information & Technology for Texas Lawyers CLE Program hosted by the University of Houston Law Center on June 25.
Dean Leonard M. Baynes, along with several of his direct reports, attended an HBA implicit bias training session on June 1. On June 3, Dean Baynes gave welcoming remarks at the virtual farewell party for Professors Teddy Rave and Irene Ten Cate. Also on June 3, he attended a virtual CLE & Mixer that brought together Black law alumni across the nation to network and discuss initiatives. He also gave an update about the new law building progress. The event was hosted by Alumni Relations and Community Engagement. On June 4, Dean Baynes and the Law Center Building Committee were part of a group tour of the new law building. On June 8, he gave a lecture about race and the law to students enrolled in the PreLaw Pipeline Program’s Scholar I, UH Cougar Law, and Working Professional tracks. On June 9, Dean Baynes and Professor Tony Chase co-hosted a virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) leadership forum. Law alumni, friends, and community leaders across the nation joined faculty and staff for networking opportunities and conversations about the Law Center’s DEI impactful initiatives.
Seth J. Chandler presented "The Costs of Equality" to 75 international social scientists via Zoom at the Wolfram Technologies for Social Science Research and Teaching webinar held on June 2.
Chris Dykes presented “Advanced Texas Legal Research” during the Essential Legal Information & Technology for Texas Lawyers CLE Program hosted by the University of Houston Law Center on June 25.
Victor Flatt presented “Climate Change and the Biden Administration” as part of Environmental Law in the Biden Administration during the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Natural Resources Law Teacher Conference held on June 3. On June 14, he presented “Burning Down the House: the Role of Lawyer Regulators in addressing Climate Change for Domestic and International Legal Services” during a London based international webinar hosted by the International Bar Association’s Bar Issues Commission Regulation Committee. On June 17, Flatt also presented “Environmental Justice in the Wake of a Disaster: Dissecting the Connection Between Minority Communities and Disasters Through a Legal Lens,” at the Defense Research Institute’s annual webinar.
Tracy Hester participated in a panel on climate change law, along with Professors Victor Flatt and Gina Warren, during the annual Natural Resource Law Teachers Institute, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute on June 3-4. On June 10, Hester hosted a panel discussion on state environmental initiatives for the American College of Environmental Lawyers, which included the leaders of state environmental agencies of Texas, Rhode Island, and Iowa..
Geoffrey Hoffman met with the Board of Editors for the AILA Law Journal to select articles for publication in the next issue. He also attended the HILSC Asylum Think Tank and was interviewed by media including the Texas Standard and Houston Public Media.
Karen Jones was part of a panel on Sports and Labor Law at the LLRN5 Poland 2021: Warsaw/Lodz Conference, held virtually June 27-29. The panel also included Frank Hendrickx (KU Leuven, Belgium), Marco Biasi (University of Milan, Italy) and was moderated by David Mangan (Maynooth University, Ireland).
Zachary Kaufman was elected by the Council on Foreign Relations as a Life Member. He testified on June 15 before the Belgian Parliament about the Islamic State's genocide against the Yezidis, including measures to hold accountable its 500+ Belgian citizens and residents who joined or otherwise supported the Islamic State. On June 16, Kaufman presented on "Legislating Atrocity Prevention" to the New Jersey State Bar Association. On June 19, he presented “Lessons from Rwanda: Post-Genocide Law and Policy" at Kwibuka27: 27th Annual North Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. On June 25, Kaufman presented “Combatting Genocide Incitement and Denial” to the United Nations and Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations. He also made two radio appearances, the first on the BBC’s Newsday, examining the inauguration of the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and the second on Voice of America to discuss his work on "Digital Age Samaritans."
Renee Knake Jefferson's book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court was recognized by the 2021 edition of the Green Bag Almanac for "Exemplary Legal Writing 2020.”
Valerie Gutmann Koch presented "Previvors" at the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics, Health Law Professors Conference, hosted by Northeastern University School of Law on June 9.
Sapna Kumar made several media appearances in May, including a live television interview with Deutsche Welle (Germany) on May 5 and a live radio interview with Channel NewsAsia CNA938 Asia First (Singapore) on May 10. Kumar also presented "Compulsory Licensing of Patents During Pandemics" to the UHLC Advisory Council in June.
Michael A. Olivas had an excerpt from a chapter of his book Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts, included in an anthology by John R. Thelin, Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education, which was published in May.
Jessica Roberts presented “Uncertain Terms: Consumer Privacy in the World of Digital Health Tech” during the 2021 American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, Health Law Professors Conference (virtual) on June 10. 
Lauren Simpson joined Professor Whitney Heard in co-presenting an asynchronous presentation for the June 2021 Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference: "Pandemic Pivot: Our Experience Creating a Virtual Legal Writing Center." In this presentation, Professors Simpson and Heard detailed their experience transitioning the Legal Writing Center at the Law Center to a virtual platform to support students during the global pandemic.
Katy Stein presented “Mobile Applications for Lawyers” during the Essential Legal Information & Technology for Texas Lawyers CLE Program hosted by the University of Houston Law Center on June 25.
Bret Wells submitted 41 chapters, including 39 chapters with significant revisions and two entirely new chapters, for the forthcoming 2021 revision of International Taxation: U.S. Taxation of Foreign Persons and Foreign Income during the month of June. Editing page proofs will take place during the Fall semester with an expected publication by the end of the year.

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